Thousands of tons of fish are floating on a beach in Japan. These include sardines and mackerel. Thousands of people have started gathering to collect that fish. Many are taking, many are selling in the market. Most of these fish are dead.
According to the British press Metro, millions of fish started floating on the beach of Hakodate in the northern part of Japan last Thursday morning. The weight of these fish is about thousand tons. The beach is full of fish. With each wave comes more fish. Several videos of these dead fish have spread on social media.
Thousands of people come to the beach to take this fish. It’s crowded. However, the authorities have warned everyone not to eat these fish. They could not tell the reason why so many dead fish came. It is a mystery even to experts.
However, some say that radioactive waste was released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant this year. These fish are dying due to the effect of that waste. However, the Fukushima authorities have claimed that these wastes are being safely discharged into the water after treatment.
The Japan Times says that this is the first time that the locals have seen so many fish floating around. One of them said, ‘It seems that they died after being chased by a big fish. It may be that these fish went to much colder water. Anyway, it would be better not to eat this fish.’
In 2011, the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant in Tokyo was destroyed by a tsunami caused by a magnitude 9 earthquake. It was the world’s worst nuclear disaster after the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine.
On August 24, treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant began to be released into the sea. However, Beijing summoned the country’s ambassador because of the water being dangerous for the environment. China, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea have banned the import of seafood including fish from around Fukushima.